Brie Larson's Captain Marvel Conquers Trolls with Historic $455 Million Opening Weekend

Brie Larson's Captain Marvel Conquers Trolls with Historic $455 Million Opening Weekend

Brie Larson's Captain Marvel Conquers Trolls with Historic $455 Million Opening Weekend

The Marvel Studios film took in $153 million domestically on its opening weekend, blowing past initial estimates that Captain Marvel would open to $135 million.

Brie Larson gave Marvel fans a pleasant surprise on Saturday night when she was spotted attending a New Jersey showing of her new movie Captain Marvel.

"'Captain Marvel" shuts the door on that conversation. The film also represented IMAX's best March opening and the second highest Marvel opening for IMAX globally.

Civil War and Iron Man 3 have opened better in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Larson noted last month how movies that are landmarks for representation, like "Captain Marvel", often come with the weight of huge expectations, with a lot riding on their successes or failures.

The latest Marvel film was estimated for a $125 million opening weekend.

Moviegoers were clearly undeterred by a campaign to derail the pic with negative audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and awarded it with an A CinemaScore and strong exit grades, according to THR.

It's been a sluggish start to the year at the movies.

Audiences in the USA and Canada for "Captain Marvel" were 55 percent male and 45 percent female.

"Captain Marvel's results are spectacular, ranking as IMAX's fifth top-grossing worldwide openings ever and putting this first-to-market Character in the company of established franchises including two Star Wars films, Jurassic World and Avengers: Infinity War", said Megan Colligan, President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.

"Captain Marvel" scared away any new wide releases.

"Apollo 11", the acclaimed moon landing documentary featuring newly discovered and restored footage, continued to pack theaters.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore.

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